In the morning of June 8th, Nguyen Trai Secondary School (Ba Dinh District) organized the launch of the “Green School” program and received a new rooftop solar power project.
The Head of Education and Training Department of Ba Dinh District, Le Duc Thuan said that with the implementation of the “Green School” program, Nguyen Trai Secondary School also was the first school in the district to use air quality meter to orient educational activities for students. Moreover, the school’s sponsorship and receipt of the rooftop solar power project will bring many benefits for teachers and students’ health and have a good impact on the environment as well.
The “Green School” program will help to raise students’ awareness and promote their passion for the economical and efficient use of energy, which gradually contributes to developing a sense of their green living. At schools, students had opportunities to study, experience, explore, and find many creative solutions in sustainable energy use and environmental protection”. – Ms. Le Hoan Chau, The Principal of Nguyen Trai Secondary said.
According to Ms. Nguy Thi Khanh, The Director of Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) which runs the “Green School” program, this program has been implemented since 2018. Up to now, there have been 12 participating schools; mainly in Ha Noi, Lao Cai, and Ca Mau Provinces.
Through Green Star Club established at each school, students will be taught skills and knowledge about environmental protection. They organized their own activities at their schools as well as joined in exchange and connection programs between clubs. From 2020, Green ID will set up forums for schools to share specific ideas and actions which were implemented and then select the best unit for other schools to study and follow.
This activity is part of the project "Civil society meets RE&EE: training, seminar and communication skills to boost RE&EE as a key tool for sustainable development and green growth strategy in Vietnam (E-Enhance)", funded by the EU.